University College Dublin | An Coláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath

UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland | Director: Professor Liam Kennedy

Global Irish Civic Forum
June 2015

Prospective Students

    President Clinton addresses the Institute Sept 2010

Summer School 2013 

1st - 10th July

Venue : - UCD and trip to Northern Ireland

To mark the 15th anniversary of the Good Friday agreement, the UCD Clinton Institute has joined the UCD Centre for Humanitarian Action to host a Summer School titled 

Understanding Reconciliation: Lessons for humanitarian interventions from the reconciliation process in Northern Ireland

The Summer School will begin with a 2 day symposium.    The aim of this two day symposium is to interrogate the adequacy of international post-conflict peace agreements to facilitate societal reconciliation.  A conceptual framework for the interrogation of four widely known international peace agreements (Dayton Agreement, Colombian Peace Agreements, the Oslo Accords and the Good Friday Agreement) will be established on the first day.  Architects of each agreement will then be brought together to critically evaluate the success and failures of these agreements in societal reconstruction and reconciliation within this established framework.  Following the Symposium the participants  will be briefed on the history of the Northern Irish conflict before visiting Northern Ireland.  They will then spend three days in the rural area of Armagh where they will analyse the political, economic and social impact of the confict from a range of stakeholders.  This will include ex-prisoners, the Police Service of Northern Ireland, local business, community groups and local politicans.  This process will be repeated in Belfast for a further three days.  The participants will then return to UCD where they will reflect on their learning and complete an assignment.  Students have the option of doing this assignment for 5 ECTS (level 7, Masters in the European education qualification framework)


The Summer School is aimed at humanitarian and development professionals.  early stage researchers and policy makers 

For full information on the Summer School, including the schedule, application form and fees, please visit


CIAS Summer School

Summer School videos

Molly Malone Statue


James Joyce Statue

Liffey Boardwalk


Dublin View

Georgian Door